I want to to say thanks and recognize your efforts in hosting a webinar on concussion awareness for our national and provincial umpire program leaders. I have been receiving many positive comments on how you were able to take a very challenging topic and present it in such a way that allowed participants to walk away with new understandings about safe sport practices and the role of sports officials in ensuring participants, including themselves, receive appropriate attention when head injuries occur. As a professional educator in real life, I was particularly impressed by how you were able to master a virtual learning space and engage with attendees through the use of multimedia and text chat. This is my first introduction to Parachute but it definitely won’t be last. Very professionally produced and delivered!”

Jeff Whipple, National Director of Umpires, November 2020
Canada’s Minister of Health praises Parachute’s leadership of the Concussion Harmonization Project

The Canadian Guideline gave us a solid protocol that we could customize for canoe kayak without a whole lot of work. Clubs across the country and many of our provincial/ territorial associations have downloaded it from our website and adopted it as their own. This really helps to create a consistent approach to prevention and concussion management across our sport.”

Scott Best, Canoe Kayak Canada
Canada’s Minister of Science and Sport praises Parachute’s work to educate coaches, teachers, parents and athletes on preventing, recognizing and managing concussions .